Orrville High School sophomore Marquael Parks Highlights
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The past two weeks over 250,000 votes have been cast! Here are the latest winners and the next round of nominees...
Week 13 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Collin Moore, Fort Loramie Football
quarterback ran for 124 yards and four touchdowns and also threw for a
touchdown in a 48-20 regional final win over Convoy Crestview.
* Marquael Parks, Orrville Football
running back carried the ball 16 times for 222 yards and four
touchdowns as the Red Riders avenged a regular season loss with a 43-19
win over Manchester in a regional fall. Parks has rushed for 2,388 yards
and scored 49 total touchdowns this season.
Week 14 Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Nominees
* KK Bransford, Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) Girls Basketball
Freshman exploded onto the scene with 29 points and seven rebounds in a 60-55 loss to nationally-ranked Africentric and 15 points and eight rebounds in a 56-38 win over Toledo Notre Dame at the OGBR Journey to the Tourney event.
* Tanner Schroeder, McComb Football
In a 28-14 D-VII state semifinal win over Fort Loramie, the senior ran for two touchdowns (80 and 22 yards), threw for two touchdowns (60 and 52 yards), kicked four PATs and had three interceptions on defense.
2018 Ohio High School Football Statewide Stat Leaders
* Max Hooper, Trimble (Glouster) Football
Senior ran for 280 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in a 47-21 D-VII state semifinal win over Cuyahoga Heights.
* Jamie Schmeltz, Eastwood (Pemberville) Girls Basketball
Junior nearly had a quadruple-double in the season opener when she logged 34 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals in a 62-44 win over Evergreen.
2018 Ohio High School Girls Basketball Stat Leaders
2018 Ohio High School Volleyball Statewide Stat Leaders
* Evan Prater, Wyoming (Cincinnati) Football
Junior quarterback and recently named Division IV Ohio Offensive Player of the Year threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-14 state semifinal win over St. Marys.
* Jon Tomcufcik, Kenston (Chagrin Falls) Football
Junior quarterback carried the ball 11 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns as the Bombers beat Eastmoor 40-7 in a D-III state semifinal.
2018 Ohio High School Boys Soccer Statewide Stat Leaders
* Maddy Westbeld, Fairmont (Kettering) Girls Basketball
Junior scored an OGBR Journey to the Tourney event record 34 points (and 10 rebounds) in a 70-58 season-opening win over Solon. Also had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 68-57 loss to Newark. * Mark Waid, Girard Football
Senior quarterback ran for 164 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries and completed 31-of-45 passes for 435 yards and three touchdowns in a 53-48 D-IV state semifinal win over Licking Valley.
Week 1 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Zoiee Smith, Waverly Girls Soccer* Gio Thomas, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Football
Sophomore had hat-tricks (three goals) in wins over Washington Courthouse, Piketon and Logan Elm.
Sophomore quarterback completed 20-of-34 passes for 403 yards and six touchdowns in a 58-42 win over Blanchester.
Week 2 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Joel Lambiotte, Fairland (Proctorville) Football
A week after throwing four six touchdowns in a win over Tolsia (WV), the senior quarterback threw for four more, including the game-winner to Gavin Hunt with 38 seconds left, in a 35-31 win over Athens.
* Davion Daniels, Hubbard Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 23 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns and completed 9-of-10 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-32 win over Girard.
Week 3 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Cameron Blair & Dante Tucci, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) Football
Tandem came up huge in a 50-29 win over Tuscarawas Valley. Blair, a sophomore quarterback, completed 23-of-34 passes for 362 yards and six touchdowns. Through three games he's tossed 12 TDs and zero interceptions. Tucci, a senior receiver, caught nine passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns.
Week 4 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Emma Ludwig, East Liverpool Volleyball
Junior middle hitter and captain had 16 blocks and 12 kills in a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten and state-ranked Columbiana Crestview.
* Chase Franken, Columbiana Football
Junior receiver caught five passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Leetonia. Has 21 receptions for 589 yards and six touchdowns through four games.
Week 5 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Alyssa Otto, St. Clairsville Girls Soccer
Senior scored six goals (for the third time this season) in a 7-0 win over East Liverpool to give her 135 for her career, which ranks sixth all-time in OHSAA history. * Rob Graves, Cuyahoga Falls Football
Junior running back carried the ball 32 times for 257 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-31 win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
Week 6 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Jacob Shackelford, Keystone (La Grange) Football
Junior quarterback ran for 293 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries and completed 10-of-24 passes for 177 yards in a 46-42 win over Black River.
* Baron May, New Philadelphia Football
Junior quarterback earns second straight nomination after accounting for seven touchdowns in a 62-33 win over Cambridge. Completed 16-of-27 passes for 267 yards and six touchdowns and carried the ball eight times for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Week 7 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Sydney Starr and Gemma Downs, Harrison Central (Cadiz) Girls Soccer
Senior captains had huge games in a 6-4 win over Steubenville Catholic Central. Starr had five goals, while Downs had five assists and a goal. Both added a goal and assist in a 3-1 win over Coshocton.
Week 8 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Dillon Steward, Washington (Washington Courthouse) Football
Senior receiver scored 36 points in a 62-20 win over Greenfield McClain. Carried the ball four times for 80 yards and four touchdowns and caught one pass for a 49-yard yard touchdown. Also kicked two PATs and scored two 2-point conversions (run and reception).
* Keanna Avery, Claymont (Uhrichsville) Volleyball
Senior captain and outside hitter registered 80 kills and 30 blocks in wins over Hiland (33/11), Buckeye Trail (17/9) and Tuscarawas Central Catholic (30/10).
Week 9 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Camryn Smith, Bloom-Carroll (Carroll) Volleyball
Senior captain put together back-to-back 50-plus assist games in a win over Whitehall-Yearling (53) and a loss to River Valley (58). Ended the season with 628 assists.
* Haley Brown, Springboro Volleyball
Senior outside hitter combined for 57 kills and 38 digs in wins over Lebanon and Piqua. Has 300 kills and 289 digs this season.
Week 10 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week
* Peyton Bloomer, Oak Harbor Volleyball
Senior had 58 kills, 29 digs and eight blocks in district tournament wins over Rossford (semifinal) and Columbian (final).
* Juruan Hardin, John Adams (Cleveland) Football
Sophomore scored five touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving and kickoff return) and registered 11 tackles in a 44-38 win over East Tech.
Week 11 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Mike Whatley, Reynoldsburg Football
Junior quarterback completed 11-of-17 passes for 145 and four touchdowns (all in the first half) as the Raiders won their first playoff game since 2001 and just the second in program history with a 52-0 regional quarterfinal victory over Toledo Start. * Jaylen McCaulley, Riverside (Painesville) Football
Senior linebacker had 16 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three sacks in a 43-38 regional quarterfinal win over Nordonia.
* Cade Williams, Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 17 times for 141 yards and score all 16 points in the Braves 16-14 regional quarterfinal win over John Glenn. Ran for touchdowns of 7 and 57 yards and converted both 2-point conversion attempts on runs.
Week 12 Ohio High School Athletes of the Week* Caden Calhoun, Johnstown-Monroe Football
Senior quarterback carried the ball 14 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 regional semifinal win over Bellaire.
* Sam Snow, Holy Name (Parma Heights) Volleyball
outside hitter 34 kills and 31 digs as the Green Wave won the D-II
state title with wins over Fenwick (semifinal) and Hartley (final).
CLICK HERE to see the winners for the 2017-18 school year.